Swiss-based global transport and logistics company Kuehne+Nagel have today claimed to be the first logistics provider to become carbon neutral for all of its own direct emissions.
The company posted on Twitter today that the feat has been achieved partly thanks to the installation of solar panels on the roofs of its distribution centres. As it stands, the solar panels span a total surface area of 700,000 m2.
End of 2020, we will be CO2 neutral for all of our own direct emissions! For this, we have equipped many of our distribution centres with solar panels – for a total surface area of 700,000 m2 or the equivalent of 100 football fields. #NetZeroCarbon #SustainableFuture #solarenergy pic.twitter.com/AWJl5lDijr
— Kuehne+Nagel (@Kuehne_Nagel) December 9, 2020
Kuehne+Nagel’s calculations do not include the emissions created by the 3rd parties who help provide the company’s services. However, the logistics provider aim to be entirely carbon neutral by 2030 and already offer carbon neutral shipments to clients.
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